ICH November 8, 2012: US Says Iran Fired on US Drone Over Gulf

8 November 2012 — Information Clearing House


US Says Iran Fired on US Drone Over Gulf

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

Associated Press

Little said the U.S. informed the Iranians that it would continue to conduct such surveillance flights in international airspace.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32978.htm

 

How Dare Iran!!!

By Steve Hynd

Don’t those pesky Iranians know that they were firing at an aircraft of the Divienely Mandated Most Exceptional Nation Ever?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32979.htm

 

In Case You Missed It

Rare Photographs Show Ground Zero of the Drone War

By Spencer Ackerman

Be advised: Many of these pictures are disturbing. Some of them show dead children.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32969.htm

 

Afghan Massacre: Bales Hearing:

Army Medic Describes Gruesome Gunshot Wounds to Children:

By Adam Ashton

Maj. Travis Hawks could not pay much attention to the first victim he saw. She was a child with gunshot wounds to her head, and she was totally unresponsive.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32970.htm

 

Assad : ‘I’m Not Western Puppet

I Have to Live and Die in Syria’

By RT

“I do not think the West is going [to intervene], but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next,” Assad said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32972.htm

 

No Show Trial for Israel

By Yvonne Ridley

Israel squirms and wriggles like a worm on a fishhook over the Turkish trial into the deaths of nine unarmed humanitarian aid volunteers on board a ship bound for Gaza.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32977.htm

 

CIA Allegedly Using Drug Money to Overthrow Ecuador President Rafael Correa

By Matías Rojas

The allegations were made public by President Rafael Correa on November 3rd on national television.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32980.htm

 

Julian Assange Labels Obama ‘a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

By AP

Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32971.htm

 

Manning Offers Guilty Pleas in WikiLeaks Case

By Josh Gerstein

There is no plea deal or agreement with the government at this time.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32974.htm

 

Armistice Day, Peace, and Other Things Americans Should Know About

By Kim Carlyle

They are disposable. We are scared. So the “Defense” budget is sacrosanct. Security is our main concern.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32976.htm

 

The Special Interests Won Again

By Paul Craig Roberts

What is curious is that voters don’t understand how politics really works. They get carried away with the political rhetoric and do not see the hypocrisy that is staring them in the face.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32973.htm

 

It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World

By Ellen Brown

How wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32975.htm

 

26 killed in Syria clashes near Turkey border: Activists:

At least 16 Syrian soldiers and 10 rebels were killed on Thursday in heavy clashes in the northwestern town of Ras al-Ain near the Turkish border

http://is.gd/7ahxrp

 

Syrian rebels kill prisoner as war fuels hatred:

Unarmed and cornered by Syrian rebel fighters, the man seemed to accept his death with more silent sorrow than surprise; his killers did not hesitate as they shot their prisoner

http://is.gd/BdBtQf

 

Syrian opposition plans fall apart on eve of Doha conference:

The western-backed initiative to form a united Syrian opposition looked to have collapsed on Wednesday night, as key opposition movements from inside the country pulled out.

http://is.gd/scH6aF

 

Assad: ‘I will live and die in Syria’:

In an interview broadcast on Russian television, the Syrian president said he would not leave the country to end the conflict there, despite British offers of safe passage if he did so.

http://is.gd/7O29jS

 

NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles:

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on its website.

http://is.gd/6BpyV1

 

Turkey to ask Nato to help protect territory:

Signalling a move that could put international troops from the alliance on the border between the two countries.

http://is.gd/8zrK0b

 

Call to lift Syria arms embargo to aid rebels:

Britain is to review the EU arms embargo on Syria as part of a wholesale change in strategy in the wake of Barack Obama‘s re-election that could lead to the eventual arming of the rebel forces fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad.

http://is.gd/d1ITEh

 

Britain to organise armed Syrian rebels into efficient fighting force:

Britain is to increase its involvement in Syria‘s bloody civil war by offering to organise the rebels fighting President Bashar Al Assad into a stronger force

http://is.gd/DjveJV

 

Planned Syria talks between Turkey, Iran, Egypt postponed:

 The meeting had to be postponed to a later date after Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi informed Ankara that he would not be attending.

http://is.gd/XL7UPO

 

Hamas offices in Syria raided, adding to fears of Palestinian deportations:

Abbas appeals to envoy for international protection as Palestinians increasingly involved in violence

http://is.gd/EdK5o6

 

Hamas MP says Abbas not welcome in Gaza:

“No hello, no welcome, no greeting, your visit is refused. Gaza is the house of the revolution and the revolutionary, and we don’t welcome anyone who sells our homeland,” Mousa posted on his official Facebook account.

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=535117

 

U.S. judge dismisses suit linking Arab Bank to Hamas shooting attack:

Gill, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, sued Jordan-based Arab Bank in 2011, claiming it provided financial support to Hamas and coordinated payments to family members of group members killed in action.

http://is.gd/eZXXTM

 

18 killed in Afghan bomb attacks:

At least 18 people, including 10 civilians, were killed in three attacks in Afghanistan‘s south and east on Thursday, provincial officials said, the highest death toll in a single day since a spate of killings over the Eid festival last month.

http://is.gd/lAZ0CQ

 

Taliban suicide attack in Pakistan leaves 4 killed, 28 injured:

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a pickup truck filled with 180 kg of explosives into the headquarters of the paramilitary Pakistan rangers here today, leaving at least four people dead and 28 others injured.

http://is.gd/pNVkgO

 

Obama win infuriates drone victims:

“Whenever he has a chance, Obama will bite Muslims like a snake. Look at how many people he has killed with drone attacks,” said Haji Abdul Jabar, whose 23-year-old son was killed in such a bombing.

http://is.gd/E0yEva

 

Rare Photographs Show Ground Zero of the Drone War:

What follows is a sample of some of the most arresting photos. Be advised: Many of these pictures are disturbing. Some of them show dead children.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32969.htm

 

Seven killed in Iraq attacks:

A series of bombings and gun attacks killed seven people in Iraq on Thursday, including four who died in a car bombing in a predominantly Shiite city south of Baghdad, officials said.

http://is.gd/0V5MEw

 

Iran freezes import of ‘luxury goods’: reports:

Iran has frozen the import of more than 2,000 products deemed “luxury goods” to address a shortage of foreign currency caused by Western sanctions, media reports said Thursday quoting trade officials.

http://is.gd/QXVEfS

 

US Kills 3 People in Yemen a Day After Obama Win: :

Less than 24 hours from the re-election of President Obama, news of a new drone strike hit Yemen. The strike was in the al-Sarin village in Sanhan and killed Adnan al-Qadhi, Rabeaa Lahib and Radwan al-Hashdhi and injured others, including a boy.

http://is.gd/91VOWN

 

IDF kills Palestinian boy in Gaza clash, say medics:

Palestinian medics said the boy, aged 12, was hit by machine-gun fire, either from Israeli helicopters or tanks that took part in the incident.

http://is.gd/YEnWbm

 

Olmert: Netanyahu broke the rules in US elections:

In meeting with New York Jews, former PM says ‘I’m not sure our prime minister has a friend in the White House’ and slams Netanyahu’s intervention in the US elections

http://is.gd/rFMkiL

 

U.S. votes to legalize pot may encourage Latin American challenges to drug war:

Experts said the moves were likely to give momentum to countries such as Uruguay that are marching toward legalization, to undercut Mexican criminal gangs and to embolden those who demand greater debate about how to combat illegal substances.

http://is.gd/3E2wRM

 

Mexico’s new gov to review pot fight after US vote:

“Obviously we can’t handle a product that is illegal in Mexico, trying to stop its transfer to the United States, when in the United States, at least in part of the United States, it now has a different status,” Videgaray said. “I believe this obliges us to think the relationship in regards to security … This is an unforeseen element.”

http://is.gd/3lLU7W

 

Greece lawmakers back austerity cuts amid protests:

Lawmakers in Greece have narrowly backed a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country. The austerity package aimed at securing the next round of bailout funds was passed with the support of 153 MPs in the 300-member parliament.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20247189

 

Anger and violence on the streets of Athens: Video report:

Demonstrators hurled petrol bombs – with more than a hundred detained – as the country’s Parliament passed an austerity package aimed at securing the latest bailout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvFVSfMBw04

 

Corporations Are Not People in Montana:

Montana voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an initiative stating “that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings.” Voters approved Initiative 166 by 75 percent to 25 percent, according to early, unofficial returns reported by the Billings Gazette.

http://is.gd/A1D2TJ

 

Cost Of War

 

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883

 

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,221

 

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

 

$1,390,996,342,700

http://www.costofwar.com/

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